Comparing Comtrade & Goliath Technologies
The recent Citrix announcement that the Comtrade’s Citrix Management Packs for SCOM are being given away for free with Citrix Platinum licensing has caused a lot of confusion in the market.
The simple fact is, that the combination of Comtrade’s Citrix Management Packs for SCOM lacks a number of key features that still leave IT administrators with gigantic gaps in visibility, functionality, and without the tools to proactively manage the end user experience.
Comtrade’s Functionality Gaps
If an end user calls with a “Citrix is slow” complaint, you cannot determine the root cause because Comtrade does not break down the ICA protocol into its component channels.
You cannot alert, report or run analysis on any of the above conditions because Comtrade is not collecting these metrics.
There is no functionality for the NetScaler that provides real-time performance dashboards, unlimited time frame reports, and threshold-based alerts.
What You Cannot Get with Comtrade
Take a look at the following reports and product screenshots from Goliath Performance Monitor to see some of the key differentiators between Comtrade and Goliath.
Selection Criteria Comparison: Comtrade vs. Goliath Technologies
A truly proactive end-to-end Citrix monitoring and management tool should provide you with the following features and functionality.
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Are other vendors saying they monitor the same way as Goliath? To clarify Comtrade’s functionality, here are some sample questions to ask.
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